Commissariat General

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A Commissariat General heads army supply departments.

The individual Presidencies would have had their own Commissariats for military supplies, as did military expeditions such as the Bengal Army's 1810-1812 Mauritius Expedition. The position was linked to an accounting role responsible for military expenditure. Later the accounting role became separated and the responsibility of the Military Auditor General.

Due to army reorganisation in the 1880s, the British Army had Commissariat Generals for both the Ordnance Department (arms); and the Commissariat and Transport Staff (general stores and transport) which later came under the control of the Office of the Quarter Master General in India.


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